Chapter 30: The appearance and the contents do not match.
From Una Viewpoint
After an hour through the Eld Desert, we’ve finally found a human town.
As expected, the presence of humans in this place is overwhelming. I’ve heard from Ann that human presence is the same thing as soul presence.
I’m sure father and Ann know exactly the number of populations here unlike me who can only roughly guess the number.
If I want to be like them, I will have to work harder.
It seems that both Dos and Tres are feeling very excited.
I can’t blame them. After all, this is their first time seeing a human town.
Fufu. Even the usual expressionless Dos is fired up.
His cheeks are slightly red.
He looks so cute.
Let’s ask further instructions from father.
I took out a communication stone from my pocket and sniffed for father’s scent as I poured magic into it.
It’s important to concentrate on the scent.
「Father, it’s me, Una. We’ve found a human town. 」
He immediately then replied,
『I see. It was faster than I thought. Well done. Now, where do we go from here….』
「Dad! I want to enter and see the town! 」
From the side, Tres interrupted our conversation.
Don’t disturb my conversation with father, please!
I’ll get you for this, Tres!
『What’s that? Tres wants to go sightseeing in the town? 』
『Is that so. 』
Father seems to be thinking of something.
He’s probably puzzled by Tres selfish request.
Tres, do you have to?
『Alright. Now, listen. From now on, I want the three of you to enter the town and collect any information as much as possible. But if you can, I want you to focus on investigating their language, knowledge, culture and adventurer. 』
Instantaneously I replied.
There can be no objection to father’s order.
The two of them also nod as they should.
『I’ll be looking forward to it. Contact me if anything happens. 』
「Yes. I’ll be sure to live up to your expectations. 」
I lowered my head to the communication stone and ended the call.
Before placing it in the pocket, I took a whiff for the last time.
「Okay then. You two heard what father says. From now onward, our mission is to infiltrate the human town. 」
「Let’s go. 」
We headed straight to the human town.
Let’s do this.
Let’s get in and complete this mission!
「Please show your pass or ID. 」
Already, we run into a large obstacle.
A man who might be the guard stood in front of us.
「Uncle, who might you be? 」
Said Tres curiously with her head on one side.
「Hello there, little missy. My name is Artemistone Balfrin and I’m the guard of this town. I’m sorry, but could you show this big brother your ID? It’s a part of my job, you see. I can’t let you girls enter the town without it. 」
The guard responds to Tres’ question while staying in line with her eye level.
Hey, you’re eyeing her like a goblin.
Do you want to die?
Ah, no no no.
First, what is an ID?
It was father who bestowed us with this body.
The only people who can prove my existence are my siblings and father.
I look towards Tres and Dos.
They both seem troubled.
What should we do?
We can’t enter the town at this rate.
That’s when an idea flashed into my mind.
If I kill this guard, maybe―――
「Could it be that you lost your IDs? 」
When I was about to put my hand on the sword, a man with the same equipment styling a stubble beard came out from the back of the gate.
Uwah, he looks so dirty.
「You don’t look to be a merchant. Are you perhaps an adventurer? If that’s the case, you just need to ask the guild to reissue it. If you pay the toll, I’ll issue you a temporary ID. 」
Oh, we can also get into the town by paying money.
So they thought we were adventurers.
Adventurer…… They’re the one who are hunting father.
Claiming to be something like that really pains my heart but I have no choice.
「That’s right, and we also lost our money. 」
Just let us into the town already.
Ah, I mean, please let us in.
「Oioi, that’s a problem. Well, then, girls, do you have anything you can cash in? Don’t worry, I’ll cash them in for you. 」
Hmmm, this guard, despite his dirty appearance, it’s easy to talk to him.
His subordinate on the other hand, gets flustered too easily.
But I don’t have things I can cash in right now.
Ah, come to think of it, I have that. The thing father gave me.
Father told me to have it in case of emergency.
Maybe I can use it.
「I’m sorry, but I only have this much with me. 」
With that said, I hand the pouch hanging on my waist to the bearded guard.
His eyes widened as he opened the bag.
「H- hey!? Mi- Missy, isn’t this a magic stone?! And this purity and magical power…. Oioi, how many more stones like this do you have in this pouch?! 」
「They are actually from my father and I somehow managed not to lose them. 」
Of course, it’s a lie. I don’t have any money to begin with.
They are magic stones father gave me in case of emergency and apparently, it really did come in handy.
As expected of him.
Beardy scratches his head with a very troubled look.
「One of these is already worth a lot…. It can’t be helped then. Oi, girls, I can’t take this thing. I’ll make you a temporary ID for now. 」
Apparently, his subordinate was shocked by it.
「There’s nothing else I can do. I can’t even cash in this magic stone in my hand. You’re heading to the Adventurer Guild, right? Then, while you’re there, please cash in this magic stone. You can come and pay the toll after that. 」
「But, captain! That’s against the law! 」
「Shut up. 」
Beardy silenced the young guard with his glare and brought out three dull silver plates from the back.
「Here’s your pass. This will be a temporary replacement for your stay in this town. After this, go to the guild and have your adventurer card reissued. 」
「Thank you very much. 」
「Ah, by the way, missy, this is just advice, don’t show all your magic stones to the receptionist, or else, they’re gonna be suspicious of you. Two or three pieces should be enough money. When you’re done, come back to this place. 」
Fumu, this beardy is quite useful.
I’ll remember that.
We went through the gate and headed straight to a place called guild.
Unbeknownst to us, the two of them start fighting with each other the moment we leave.
Finally, we’re able to enter the town.
And we’re going to complete father’s request this time!
Meanwhile, in the dungeon
MC: Eh? They went through the front gate? *Knead* *Knead* ← Is making a golem
Ann: They didn’t even try breaking in.
Pururu: Pu~ pu~